Green Building Materials & Manufactured Structural Components

Over sixty percent of homes built in the U.S. use structural building components. Components have revolutionized light-framed construction since their inception in 1952. Why should you use structural building components like roof trusses, floor trusses, and wall panels in your next project? Read the below articles to learn why structural components are the future of framing!

Some helpful articles for your perusal:

Saving by Using Manufactured Components

Framing the American Dream (from the SBCA)

Coming soon:

  • What are Structural Components?
  • Reasons to Use Structural Building Components
  • Construction Waste Management & Conservation
  • Advantages of Engineered Lumber
  • Circle of Product Lifecycle

Reliable Truss and National Lumber are dedicated to recycling wood, metal, paper, and plastic products. See complete diagrams of the lifecycle of each of these products here. We also have them available to view as separate printable PDFs: Wood, Metal, Paper, and Plastic.

Reliable Truss recycles wood scraps from our manufacturing facilities, which are processed by another company into wood pellets, an affordable, environmentally-friendly biomass fuel source. These wood pellets are then sold at all eight National Lumber locations. Learn more about Inferno Wood Pellets on the National Lumber website.

Another important certification is FSC. Builders earn LEED points based on the percentage of FSC certified products used in their project. National Lumber, parent company of Reliable Truss, is FSC certified. Speak to a Reliable Truss or National Lumber representative about how you can purchase FSC certified lumber. - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world's forests. FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable way.

Learn more about National Lumber's FSC Chain-of-Custody Certification »

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